Smilax Pseudo also known as Bamboo Greenbrier is a perennial vine producing underground rhizomes and sometimes tubers. Plants are climbers with zigzag branching, sometimes reaching a height of 9 m (30 feet). Prickles on the stem are flattened and rigid, about 4 mm (0.16 inches) long. Leaves are evergreen, narrowly ovate, and not waxy, up to 8.5 cm (3.4 inches) long. Flowers are green, borne in umbels of 3-8 flowers. Berries are dark purple, almost black, about 6 mm (0.24 inches) in diameter.
Planting & Caring –
As bamboo likes high ambient moisture levels, daily misting of bamboo house plants are recommended. Place the bamboo where it can get direct natural lighting if possible. Most indoor bamboo cannot retain all their foliage and some leaf drop is to be expected. Remove dust with damp cotton wool. Apply water when the soil appears dry. Never allow the soil to become completely dry.